When the weather is not playing nice and the fishing isn’t great, there are other ways to keep busy on Eyre Peninsula, including taking a scenic drive along the coast to see the Elliston Clifftop Sculpture Trail.
We took this drive for the first time a year ago and seeing it again this year was no less spectacular. The wild ocean waves that pummel the coastline along here are always dramatic and the sculptures only enhance the views.
Some of the clifftop sculptures have been in place for around 20 years and in the past few years they have been added to with some new sculptures using various materials. The District Council of Elliston holds a sculpture sponsorship competition where sculptors of all mediums are invited to enter, with the winner awarded prize money to construct and install their sculpture.
Some of the past winners have been Todd Romanowycz for ‘Thongs’, Marijan Bekic ‘The Passage’ and Dave Beaty for ‘Germination’ and ‘Wave’.
The competition for the 2022-2023 sculpture is open now to all and is free to enter. Entries must be sent to the council by close of business on 30 September 2022.
For travellers, the clifftop ‘Great Ocean Drive’ is an easy loop road of around 7 kilometres, signposted as you come into Elliston and it has plenty of off road parking for you to stop and admire the sculptures and stunning coastline.
Enjoy the journey